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Many many thanks for your kind attention; for though unaccompanied by any mark or name I can not suppose any body, so benevolent than you or so have lent me such nice little [underline] new [/underline] creatures, some call worms, other Annelids. It is truly delightful & I must inscribe you as my most Intelligent comepondant, for even professional naturalists here about have not yet learned the interest of these lower classes of animals. I am sorry to say the Pyrular came in a perfect state of decomposition, the day being very hot. With Kind regards to Mr. + Mrs. Arnold from [–] + myself I remain your much obliged
Cambridge July 7th 1853 L Agassiz
I enclose a circular which may perhaps be useful in some emergency. LA